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December 1, 2008 10:30 AM

Myron Rolle Picks Books Over Football

If you're curious about Myron Rolle, the safety from Florida State who won a Rhodes Scholarship last weekend, has decided to forgo the NFL and study at Oxford.

Apparently, you can't delay the scholarship for later use, so it's either now or never for Rolle. "I want to be a neurosurgeon," Rolle said. "And I want to help impoverished nations build up their vaccination programs. I think in many poor countries, vaccination programs and mental health programs are wrongly pushed aside."

That's probably the first time those words have ever been uttered by someone who is considering taking part in the NFL scouting combine come February.

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